We decided to put up our Christmas tree and decorations yesterday…but before I could start…I had to clean. The thought of putting up decorations on top of dirty, dusty surfaces is icky. (Am I alone in this?)
One particularly onerous cleaning chore I had to tackle (that I had put off for FAR too long) was the ceiling fans. :-(
I don’t know why I am such a procrastinator when it comes to those fans…but I am. Maybe because it involves dragging out the ladder or maybe it’s because no one really looks up there (yeah right! wishful thinking.) But alas, I HAVE procrastinated and they were in pretty sad shape.
As crazy as it sounds though…I was actually kind of excited to clean them this particular time because of a super secret ceiling fancleaning method I had discovered that may have just changed my life forever!
Here is the secret…..but you have to promise not to tell ANYONE! This is just between you and me!
This is what you do:
Slide blades, one at a time, into a pillowcase and wipe! All the dusty gunk stays inside!
Then shake out the case outside and throw it in the wash!
Tada! Incredible, right? Remember, it’s our little secret.
Of course I jest! This picture has been posted and reposted so many times on Pinterest I’ve lost count. It is apparently a very POPULAR idea! A very popular BRILLIANT idea! A very popular brilliant idea that WORKS! (And those are the very best kind!)
Here is how it worked at my house:
(Once again I must ask you to not judge me too harshly since I am only showing you my NASTY ceiling fans in the name of household science.)
(One good thing about the fans being SO dirty is that it makes the BEFORE and AFTER pictures more dramatic!) ;-)
This literally took seconds to do each blade! Total time for 5 blades…LESS than 5 minutes total! So basically I had been putting off for MONTHS what it took LESS THAN 5 minutes to do!